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 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Contact information



02 313 1434

Street address

Tyks, Lighthouse hospital Savitehtaankatu 5, Turku

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

  • Overview
  • Scientific research
  • Donations

Personnel in a group picture

We serve children and adolescents under 16 years old in the specialties of paediatric medicine, paediatric surgery and paediatric neurology. Our operational division has been divided into six sections:

Our operational division founded the Tyks unit for rare diseases in 2015. The unit aims at improving the management of paediatric and adult patients with rare diseases.

We admit children from all around Finland by a doctor's referral.

The hospital school Kiinamylly is located in our department, and other playing and recreational activities also take place at the department.

Operational division administration

Heikki Lukkarinen​Head of operational division
Heikki Lukkarinen

02 313 1400

​Deputy director of nursing
Outi Tuominen
02 313 1401
Laura Elmnäinen​Secretary to the head of operational division
Laura Elmnäinen
02 313 2400
Marja Raitmaa​Secretary to the director of nursing
Marja Raitmaa
02 313 2401
Riitta Blomqvist​Office secretary
Riitta Blomqvist
02 313 2403

Clinical nurse specialist
Tiia Kankare
02 314 3821

Suvi Lähteenmäki
02 313 8593

Swedish-speaking contact person
Ward secretary
Anne Suominen
02 313 0803


Scientific research


We conduct scientific research in close co-operation with the Turku university faculty of medicine and paediatrics. Our research and publishing activity is very active and internationally recognised.

More specific overview about ongoing studies can be found at the Turku university web page:

Additional information about research


Christmas gifts for patients. 

Donations help us to make patients feel more at home in the hospital. Books, magazines, games, crafting supplies, TVs and DVD players and other recreational supplies are acquired by the funds.

Donations help the families and little patients feel more comfortable.  We strive to ensure that every patient of our and their family leaves happy and satisfied.

We have also invested donation funds in our furniture and equipment, for which the budget has not always been sufficient.

There is a donation account for the current activity of the paediatric department in the U-hospital.

See donors here (In Finnish)

Another account for the "New Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine" has been opened in 2014. Donations for the new T3-hospital to be opened in 2019 are accepted to this account. Donations are used to acquire the supplies and equipment of the new hospital, but the structures are put up by the society's funds.

Questions about donations for the department of paediatric and adolescent medicine are answered by the secretary:

Riitta Blomqvist
02 313 2403

Päivitetty: 23/05/2022 13:07